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Re: refrigerator leaks water
Most likely you have a plugged drain int he freezer compartment. if yo will look under and behind the lower basket in your freezer you will most likely see a bunch of ice build up. clear this ice out then you will see a drain hole in the center section behind the metal cover in the rear try to get some hot water into this hole to clear ice and to clear the drain then u shoul be good to go. thanks for using Fix Ya Peyton
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Behind the refigerator are valves and water hoses going to the water dispensor and the ice maker. Anyone of these hose could have a leak either at the connection or the hose. I would not attempt at repairing this unless you are real familar with this problem or appliance repair man.
The line going into the dispenser is a 5/16 line. You'll have to remove the front of the dispenser on the door to get access to the line to unclip it. Once you have that done you can pull the line out from the bottom. At this point there are a variety of different unions, compression fittings, etc. to splice the line. After that you just feed the line back through the bottom of the door, clip it back in place, put the dispenser back together and your done.
This happened to me a couple of times, when I didn't use the dispenser for a few days while on vacation. What happened to my water tanks is that they froze between the dispenser and the filter. pull out the bottom drawers and remove the tank covers on the left side. This is all the way in the lower left corner of the fridge compartment. The lines seem to freeze back there, so get a hair dryer and thaw them out!
Look in the freezer floor to see if you have ice built up and over flowing into the floor. If so you have a clogged drain line which is located in the freezer behind the lower basket in the litttle gap at the bottom of the back wall. If you don't have that, the water line that runs to the water in the door is located at the front left side as well and you can get to that by pulling off the bottom piece of plastic that runs along the bottom of the whole machine.
Mine was leaking from the front left freezer side. I removed the tray at the bottom and saw that there is a drain hole in the back. I removed the sheet of ice that was covering the drain hole and poured vinegar and hot water to unclog it. That was the problem all along! The drain hole was clogged causing the water to drip out of the front. Whew!
I would check the bottom of the freezer. If its a solid block of ice then you have a frozen drain line. You may have to remove the back panel to access the drain or on some models there is a gap there its located in the back. If you take a turnkey baster and fill it with hot water and keep shooting it down the drain line it should eventually thaw out. The water is coming from your evaporator coils when they defrost.
Be sure to turn off the water valve before you start.
The water tube is probably kinked at the front lower left corner.
Take the front lower grill off of the refrigerator and open the left door (freezer) and see if the translucent plastic tube is kinked where it comes from the bottom of the refrigerator and goes up into the door.
If it is, there is plenty of tubing to allow you to pull it out of the connector at the corner and cut off the kinked part and re-insert the tube.
Turn the water valve back on.
(This was the problem with my fridge and I had to show the Sears technician. He had already told me to call a plumber and get a dedicated water line due to low water pressure! Imagine the cost if I had believed him. Works great - good flow and no leaks.)
Hope this helps.